HTA's Meridian Water Phase 1 receives Planning Approval
Phase 1a of Meridian 1 was approved on the evening of the 4th May. There was a tense discussion on mix and the number of new family homes but nevertheless the committee with the exceptions of 4 members voted in support of the scheme. The team are all extremely relieved and pleased. The team are already progressing with the working drawings and should be able to see the first homes coming off the ground soon.
Meridian Water is a major 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, bringing 10,000 homes next to the Lea Valley Regional Park. In collaboration with Hawkins Brown and on behalf of Vistry Partnerships, HTA Design LLP successfully won the opportunity to deliver the first phase of this scheme around the new Meridian Water train station. 950 tenure blind homes, of which 50% will be affordable, will be delivered within five development parcels, defined by mixed-use landmark buildings. These will be linked by a series of public spaces to create one cohesive neighbourhood within a verdant parkland.
The scheme is designed to knit with the fabric of the local context; a generous boulevard will connect the train station in the west to the Lee Valley Regional Park in the east, creating a new neighbourhood which is enlivened by a rich mix of growing industries and communities. HTA and Hawkins Brown have successfully collaborated alongside two emerging practices, Fisher Cheng & Urban Projects Bureau, to design the first phase.